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    Ssspeed is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    belt tensioner

    Hello my belt keeps coming off my 2004 supercharged ctsv and was wondering were I can find an aftermarket belt tensioner?


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    Re: belt tensioner

    The tensioner that comes with the maggie is a Dayco part that you can pick up at Advance Auto Parts. I dont recall the part number but someone on here has it. Or you can call Magnuson, they will tell you the part number. They also sell a heavy duty that is stronger than the original Dayco but it is around $115 if I recall.

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    Re: belt tensioner

    I have the Katech unit. It's a nice billett piece. No spring load which is what you want.

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    Re: belt tensioner

    I had the same issue with on my 04 also.



    I replaced it with the Gates 38131 Tensioner. It is much sturdier that the original and is a direct replacement. Here is a side by side comparison. Paid about $50 at local auto store. The original tensioner I think is also made by Gates


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    Re: belt tensioner

    What comes with the Maggie is a dayco. Magnuson will verify this and also, he has a blower so you may want a heavy duty spring loaded tensioner, not a solid. I have heard you can use them and then again I have heard you can't. I've never tried one. Katech will tell you not to.

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    Re: belt tensioner

    My belt does that, too, especially when I do a lot of WOT (which isn't often fortunately).

    This came with my maggie. I still have yet to put it on.


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    Re: belt tensioner

    Quote Originally Posted by Ssspeed View Post
    Hello my belt keeps coming off my 2004 supercharged ctsv and was wondering were I can find an aftermarket belt tensioner?
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    I just got the HD tensioner from Magnuson and they charge $115 + shipping. I now have other mods coming including an 8rib setup so I will no longer be needing it. If you want it I will send it to you for $100shipped (I've only had it on there for a week) and that'll save you a little $. PM me if your interested.

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    Re: belt tensioner

    still have the upgraded maggie tensioner?

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    Re: belt tensioner

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskel View Post
    still have the upgraded maggie tensioner?
    Yes I do. Shoot me a pm if interested. I don't check the treads very often.

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    Re: belt tensioner

    I had the same slipping after hard driving, thank god i heard the belt slapping before it completely failed. I ordered a katech, should be installing this weekend. I on the other hand am only bolt ons with a hefty cam.

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    Re: belt tensioner

    Get the ECS one and call it a day. It's crazy strong and a partially enclosed design which should in theory keep your belt in place if the tension doesn't.


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